Making $1,000 per month from Squidoo lenses sounds like a pretty sweet gig, right? Of course, that depends on how much work you have to put into it. If it takes you a couple of hours to make a lens, then you don’t want to hear that it take 500 or 1000 lenses to get to $1,000 right? But, if you make lenses in 15-30 minutes like some people, then 500 – 1000 lenses might not seem so bad.
I recently was pointed to a blog post where someone was attempting to answer the question of how many lenses it takes to reach $1,000 per month.
That site concluded that you need 571 lenses to get to $1,000 per month.
This is where I call bullshit on that. I don’t have 571 lenses. I barely have over 100 lenses. And I was making $1000 a month when I had less than 100 lenses. And I’m not an anomaly. Lots of people are making $1,000 per month with a hell of a lot less than 571 lenses.
I can only assume that this 571 figure comes from data on lenses that are thin on content. Or the keyword research was done poorly. Either way, it doesn’t have to be like that for you.
To date, my highest month has been around $1,800 from Squidoo and I currently have around 150 lenses and a lot of them are very new with zero earnings.
The same blog post that said you need 571 lenses all said that the amount earned per lens is $1 – $2 per month. Excuse me while I spend the next 10 minutes laughing hysterically.
With my current amount of lenses, I averaged almost $13 per lens last month. That is with a lot of new lenses that are not yet earning. I’ve had months where I’ve earned over $15 per lens.
If you can’t earn at least $5 per lens within 6 – 9 months, then you need to get a day job. Or ask people like me for tips. Read Skeffling’s blog for inspiration. She makes a hell of a lot more money than me and she averages more per lens each month than me too.
Don’t settle for a measly $1 to $2 per lens each month. Your time is worth more than that.